Pediatric Physical and Occupational Therapy

RWJ Fitness & Wellness Center
100 Kirkpatrick Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Our Pediatric Physical and Occupational Therapy program focuses on fun child-centered rehabilitation and rehabilitation for infants, children, teens, and young adults, birth to 21 years.

We provide an individualized, client-centered, comprehensive evaluation of the physical, functional, visual, cognitive-perceptual and activities of daily living (ADL) strength and deficits.

A comprehensive individualized treatment plan is established to regain, restore and retrain all necessary skills for maximum function on a daily basis. We help the young patient build a strong foundation and reach their highest potential during the growth process.

Conditions We Treat

Conditions treated by Pediatric Physical and Occupational Therapy include:

  • Infant torticollis and plagiocephaly
  • Developmental coordination disorder
  • Muscle weakness
  • Balance disorders
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Orthopedic rehabilitation
  • Sports Injuries
  • Pediatric trauma
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Scoliosis
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Juvenile arthritis
  • Amputation rehabilitation
  • Childhood obesity
  • Fine motor/gross motor coordination training; weakness could result in the child having difficulty with eating, fastening buttons, using scissors, turning book pages, use of computer and poor handwriting skills
  • Hand therapy for traumatic, non-traumatic, post-surgical repairs (tendons, etc.), nerve injuries/impairment and burns
  • Customized static and dynamic splint fabrication and fitting
  • Adaptive equipment and ADL retraining
  • Neurological rehabilitation with NDT based principles for various conditions including CVA, TBI and post-concussion

Treatment Plan

Your pediatric treatment plan may include:

  • Manual techniques
  • Modalities (electrical stimulation, heat, cold)
  • Therapeutic exercises
  • Strengthening (core and extremity)
  • Flexibility (static and dynamic)
  • Posture training
  • Balance and coordination activities
  • Cardiovascular endurance training
  • Return to sport activities
  • Gait (walking) training
  • Transfer training
  • Posture training
  • Functional activities
  • Agility training
  • Joint protection activities
  • Computer and videogame balance training
  • Home exercise program
  • Family and caregiver education
  • Visual-perceptual training or retraining
  • Guided motor imaginary
  • Multi-sensory stimulation
  • Customized splints fabrication and fitting

    Patient Stories

    • After open heart surgery, 7-year-old Lily's biggest concern was the availability of blue ice pops and the unpleasant taste of acetaminophen. “Considering that she had open heart surgery, I'll take those complaints any day!” said her mother, Denise.

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    • When reflecting back on his time in the Spinal Cord Rehabilitation Program, Adrian said, “I had fun the entire time.”

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    • “Her health problem was very stressful for us, but that’s all gone now — because she’s OK.”

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